Jagmeet Singh responds to persistent heckler with message of Love & Courage

Love and courage’ Canadian politician’s response to anti Muslim tirade goes viral

As the woman aggressively screams in his face, accusing him of trying to bring sharia law to Canada, Singh is heard asking the crowd, "What do we believe in?"

The crowd chanted "love and courage" - a slogan used by Jagmeet Singh's leadership campaign.

Though he assured her that she had a right to be heard, he let her know that her approach wasn't "the best way to do it". We don't want hatred to ruin a positive event.

Singh wanted to defuse the situation, she said, highlighting that hate of all forms is wrong, whether it's directed at your community or not. Once we say it's ok to hate someone based on their religion, we're also opening the door to hate based on race, gender, sexuality, and more. She began to yell at Singh about sharia law and the Muslim Brotherhood.

"Kids would say: 'You're dirty, your skin is dirty, why don't you take a shower?'. or 'You're not a boy, you're a girl because you have long hair, ' and then they would just come up and pull my hair, or just punch me", he told HuffPost in January.

"You know, growing up as a brown-skinned, turbaned, bearded man, I've faced things like this before". "For me this is a very significant day, probably one of the most significant in the campaign". "While I'm proud of who I am, I purposely didn't go down that road because it suggests their hate would be ok if I was Muslim", he said.

Singh is the first turban-wearing Sikh to sit as a provincial legislator in Ontario.

"I'm not racist. I strongly support the Hindus, we work together on a regular basis to get political ideas moving, to move our country together". We all know it's not. The exchange was caught on video and lasted more than four minutes.

Although he could have had the woman ejected, Singh instead used the incident as a teachable moment, saying that he believes in an "inclusive Canada that does not leave anybody behind". "I hope wherever she is someone who cares about her is showing her how bad she looks here".

The Canadian politician is the front runner of Canada's third largest left-leaning New Democratic Party, or NDP.

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